Gay Talese was on the edge of his seat. James Salter stood in a canvas jacket, about to give his speech at the Paris Review Spring Revel in his cracked but majesterial tenor, and Gay Talese was really, really liking it.
“He was just giddy,” said Philip Gourevitch, who took over the Review after Read More
Last week, the new editor of The Paris Review, Lorin Stein, told The Observer that he and his recently installed poetry editor, Robyn Creswell, were preparing a “holy shit” poetry section for their first issue at the helm, due out Sept. 15.
“Robyn and I have been arguing about poems since we met,” said Read More
Paris Review editor Philip Gourevitch told his staff this afternoon that he will be stepping down in April after five years on the job.
Mr. Gourevitch, who is also a New Yorker staff writer, said in an interview that his decision to resign was motivated by a desire to focus his energies on his writing, Read More
New Yorker writer Larissa MacFarquhar has signed with Ann Godoff at the Penguin Press to write a book, tentatively titled Extreme Virtue, about people with an uncommonly heightened sense of morality. A publishing source said the deal, brokered by Sarah Chalfant of the Wylie Agency, was worth a sum in the high six figures.
Ms. Read More
Philip Gourevitch, the editor of The Paris Review, can be blunt about the magazine bequeathed to him in March 2005, two years after the death of longtime editor and co-founder George Plimpton.
“I thought the magazine was physically unattractive,” he told The Observer on a recent rainy afternoon. He was behind his glass-topped desk, Read More
Last evening, the cozy Tribeca offices of The Paris Review were packed in celebration of the magazine’s Fall issue, which features a photo dossier of the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and an interview with the Israeli author David Grossman, who is working on his first novel in several years. New Yorker fact-checker Jonathan Shainin, Read More
What’s the statute of limitations on being a young talent to watch? Next week, former prodigy Adam Moss, 48, will use New York magazine to anoint the newest Wunderkindergarten class of editors. According to sources with knowledge of the project, the photo spread, with accompanying text by Carl Swanson, will include The New Read More
When Vogue editrix Anna Wintour and Fairchild chief Patrick McCarthy left the Calvin Klein show last Thursday mere minutes before the collection’s presentation, two delectable front-row seats became available. Ms. Wintour and Mr. McCarthy had become impatient with the venue’s stifling heat and the gaggle of photographers that had collected in front of them, rather Read More
“We have a new office. The staff is pretty much entirely new. The paper, the shape of the magazine, the printer, the distributor, the mailing house, the font, the typography are new. New designer, new poetry editors … we have a new format for presenting poetry,” said Philip Gourevitch, 43, the editor of The Paris Read More
When the board of directors of The Paris Review named New Yorker staff writer Philip Gourevitch as the new editor of the literary quarterly last week, a flicker of surprise rippled among the writers, editors and George Plimpton–admirers who had been anxiously awaiting the board’s next move. The board’s first act-firing post-Plimpton editor Brigid Hughes, Read More